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William C. Neary Jr.

Neary – William C. Jr., 78, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2022. Born on February 27, 1943 in Johnstown, son of William C. Sr. and Izora (Wilson) Neary. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kim Jardina-Percherke; sisters, Sheila and Ruth Neary, and a brother, John. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Thomasene A. “Tucker” (Buzzard) Neary; children, William (Kathy) Neary III, Stacey (Donnie) Hrapchak, James (Sue Ann) Jardina III; grandchildren, William (Jamie) Farris, Lindsey (Michael) Hammond, James Jardina IV, Dustin Roudabush, Anthony (Katie) Jardina, Matthew Percherke, Luke Hrapchak, Nicholas Hrapchak, Zek Hagy, Billy Neary, Charlie Neary, and Terri Harry; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Neary, Madison Neary, Peyton Hammond, Isabella Jardina, Billy Neary, and Charlie Neary; sister, Becky Bowers; brother, Phillip (Jenie) Neary, and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a proud Veteran serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 18 years of service as a crane operator and later retired from Scmidt Bakery as a Supervisor after 15 years of service. Bill was a member of Menoher Post #155 V.F.W. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Tucker hosted Christmas Eve get togethers for over 45 years for family and friends. Bill loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his kind and caring nature, but most of all his wonderful and endearing laugh. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to a charity of one’s choice in memory of William. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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Randy and I are so sad to hear of Bill's passing. May the Holy Spirit give you peace and direction. Karen and Randy Rodkey

Karen Rodkey Feb 4 2022 8:50 AM

Tucker...No and I are sending prayers. May God bless you and your family at this time of need.

Bo and Geri White Feb 2 2022 7:12 AM

Dear Tucker, sending love and prayers to you and your family. Bill was a good friend to all.

Janet Cannon Feb 1 2022 7:56 PM

Tucker, we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was an awesome man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and you are always in our hearts.

Carl & Rachael Feb 1 2022 8:48 AM

Dear Tucker and family, Our condolences on the passing of Bill. We enjoyed the times we spent with him. We haven't seen you guys in years but have always considered you friends. We pray God will give you peace during this sad time.

Charlie and Marilyn Tercek Jan 31 2022 3:01 PM

Dearest Tucker,
Our Deepest Sympathy, We will Keep You and Your Family is Our Prayers.
God Be With You!!!

Reed & Robin Jan 31 2022 10:47 AM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love and hugs sent to you.

Irene Roseman Luther Jan 31 2022 9:48 AM

Tucker and Family, my deepest sympathy for losing Bill. He had a laugh that made you smile all the time. Good friend, I'm sure Frank is having a beer with right now. Another good life missed 😔

Melanie Lamb Jan 30 2022 8:34 PM

One of the best guys I got to know in the bread business a good man and a good friend RIP Bill going to miss you .

Frank Tallyen Jan 30 2022 8:13 PM

George and I are so sorry for your loss Tucker and family. Bill was a wonderful man and friend. Prayers are with you and your family. George and Laura

Laura Kohan Jan 30 2022 5:45 PM

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